We recently got a chance to catch up with Compton Rap Artist, Compton World to talk his latest mixtape, "The Function," a few of his musical influences and more...Check out our one-on-one exclusive with the rising star below:
Who is Compton World?
Compton World is a Compton, CA native Rap Artist to be specific.
Is Music your first love?
Music has been my first love since the age of 10 when I started playing around with Rap, freestyling with the homies (laughs).
How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard your music?
If I was to describe my sound, I would have to say it's FUCTIONAL West Coast Music. It gives off like a party, club or dance vibe and energy. It's like I'm throwing a function when I jump on a record.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Some of my musical influences would be Snoop Dogg's group 'The Eastsidaz,' they had a record called "G'd up". That was my favorite record and the first record I could recite word for word acapella. Besides The Eastsidaz, it would be Easy-E, E40, 2Pac, Mac Dre, Dom Kennedy, Lil' John, YG and Nipsey Hussle...To name a few.
When writing, what inspires you or where do you gain your inspiration?
Well...I actually don't use a pen and paper, I write in my head. I get my inspiration from the track. For me, the track guides me in the direction of what and how my lyrics come out. At that point, I'm inspired by my final production of a record. If I don't feel inspired by my record, I'll re-do it until I'm satisfied.
Have you ever doubted yourself or your career?
I'd never doubt myself or my career. I'm the type of person that believes "doubting" will set you back in anything you do, so I just go out and have fun with the work I put out. "The Function" is my first official tape I released. As my career continues, people will see growth in me as well as my material.
Outside of music, is there anything else you're interested in?
I like co-directing my own videos, so there's a strong possibility of getting involved in film production. I'm having too much fun with music at this current moment and I like to keep my focus on the things that inspire me the most.
If we were to go through your playlist, who are some artists that we might find?
You would find Dom Kennedy, YG400, Nip Hussle, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ and my "GTD" team's records.
Any upcoming projects, new projects or events?
My team is currently working on a California tour...Dates and locations will be available soon. I am currently working on my second project, which we have yet to set a date for. I am also on schedule to shoot four more visuals off "The Function" tape, so stay tuned!
What can your fans expect from Compton World in 2014?
A lot of work (laughs)...I'ma leave it at that.
Where can fans find your music?
They can find my music on iTunes, HotNewHipHop.com, LiveMixtapes.com or just Google the name "Compton World."
What is the best advice you've been given?
The best advice I've recieved...Stay true to your craft and invest in yourself.
Shoutout to my team "GTD," "Young California," DJ Carisma, DJ Mustard, Slim400, YG, Ken Malik, AD, Stacey Lee, Streets & Trickey, Angel The Money Maganet and everybody involved in production on "The Function" tape...Most importantly - The fans!